Summary Of Shooting An Elephant

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George Orwell was born in India and was educated in England. Later he joined the Imperial Police in Burma were he traveled to countries. All throw out his life he wrote about difficult situations that had ordinary incites. In 1984 he died but his lifelong commitment was as relevant as ever. In the story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell there are 3 messages that in some way or another has to deal with peer pressure. Orwell was a cop in another land where the people there didn’t really like him much because he was there to keep order because his country just took it over. The people there made him feel like a failure and like really bad. “As a police officer I was an obvious target and was baited whenever it seemed safe to do so. When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the football field and the referee (another Burman) looked the other way, the crowd yelled with hideous laughter.” So being the guy that is from the country that just took over your country he was…show more content…
Orwell gets out and tries to find this elephant and in the process he walks upon a dead guy and calls for his rifle for protection and then is when things started to get interesting. When the people see him with the rifle they get existed because they think he is going to shoot the elephant and everyone wants so see so as he keeps going to find the elephant more people follow him. Finally he finds the elephant in a field and he wants to leave it alone but there is a crowed behind him that wants him to shoot it. He thinks about it for a little bit and gets on the ground for a better shot at the elephant. “When I pulled the trigger I did not hear the bang or feel the kick….. but I heard the devilish roar of glee that went up from the crowed.” If he didn’t have the crowed then I bet he would have left it
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